Standing room only for choir concert

A review of the recent Sooke Community Choir Sea to Sea concert

A euphoric evening of music was enjoyed by a fully packed audience for the Sooke Community Choir’s spring “Sea to Sea” concert on April 26 at the Holy Trinity Church.

The music selection included genres from Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, the Beatles to a lovely classic Buckner piece, In monte Oliveti. The evening flew by, highlighted by an utterly riveting piano solo, performed by our own gifted and accomplished pianist Gillian Lemire-Elmore. She performed the exquisite Malaguena, written by Spanish composer Ernesto Lecuona. The audience jumped to their feet to applaud her. The North West Passage was beautifully sung by Sid Jorna, Gus Van Dongen  and Bob Kreiss with chorus sung by the choir.

Our talented conductor Bruce Ruddell accompanied the choir on guitar for Bruce Springstein’s passionate Long Black Veil.

The variety of music, social time with friends and family and delicious treats by Sooke Artisans Bakery, made for a wonderfully uplifting evening of community well being.

You are welcome to join us. The choir is open to the  community and is hoping to recruit new members of all vocal ranges. We must admit we are short on the lower registers. Please consider this opportunity to find your voice and make some new friends along the way. No auditions required. Reserve your Wednesday evenings for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of something special.

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